“Romance without Finance has no chance” This quote from Rodger Frank founder of innovara captured the mood and theme of the SNV Partners day event. To me the quote explains why young people have shunned away from agriculture. From the era of our grandparents, agriculture in Africa was considered what Dr. Akinwumi Adesina calls a social sector. It was only good for keeping the family going as children were encouraged to go to school work hard get job probably in the City in order to save the family from poverty. This thinking contributed greatly to the state of affairs in the Agriculture sector.
Young people including myself deserve a better life hence the fear of engaging in what has been termed non productive social sector -Agriculture , we have to make money to sustain a family otherwise we are condemned to eternal agony of poverty. Therefore, for young people... Read more
Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) is working on a strategy for promoting financial literacy among small holder and subsistence farmers.
As part of this work we wish to speak to groups of small holder farmers. We (a team from ICE, International Consultants for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise) wish to hold meetings March 12 –21 and then March 29-31st to conduct focus groups with small farmers to identify both FE needs and the best communication channels through which to address them. We are hoping that will consider helping us organise some meetings with your farmer-clients so that we can better understand what types of materials would be most valuable to them.
We would be grateful if you could invite small holder and subsistence farmers to attend some discussions so we can find out what their financial needs are and also how they get information about finance. We are planning meetings of a... Read more